Amazon UK has put up a listing for Earthbound for Wii U and has priced it up at £44.99. This could be a simple mistake by the popular online retailer, or we could see Nintendo release the entire Mother series on the Wii U. Alternatively, Nintendo could be planning an HD entry in the Earthbound series for Wii U, but this seems fairly unlikely. Do you think there’s a possibility of Nintendo releasing the entire Mother series physically on Wii U?
Deadpool, an action-adventure game based on characters from the Deadpool comic book franchise, was previously thought to be coming to the Wii U, though rumors were quickly dismissed, and the game was only confirmed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. But based on a recent listing made by Amazon Canada, the game is coming to Nintendo’s console. However, this can only be classified as a rumor until publisher Activision confirms whether the Wii U will be getting the game. Deadpool will be released on June 25th.
Amazon has put up a listing of “New Super Luigi” for the Nintendo 3DS. The game the online retailer is referring to is actually called New Super Luigi U, and it’s not a Nintendo 3DS game – it’s not even a full game; it’s downloadable content for people who own a copy of Wii U-exclusive New Super Mario Bros. U. When New Super Luigi U is released later this year, Luigi will be able to traverse through levels that were specifically designed for his abilities.
Amazon France has put up a listing for Splinter Cell: Blacklist for Wii U. The stealth orientated title has long been rumoured to be coming to the Wii U. The last hint we had was found via a Ubisoft employees LinkedIn profile which stated that he is working on Splinter Cell: Blacklist for Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Hopefully Ubisoft should announce something soon.
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Fans of the Dark Knight will be pleased to hear LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has been given a North American launch date for the Wii U. According to confirmation from Gamestop and Amazon listings you’ll be able to fight city crime all over again from May 21.
New features for the Wii U include an enhanced map and off-screen play using the Game Pad’s touch screen. A European date has yet to be confirmed but it will surely follow suit. Details for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes can be found in our previous post here.
Newly-designed Nintendo eShop cards were spotted on Amazon UK. Want to spend £15 in Nintendo’s online marketplace? Puchase the Toad card. Pick Luigi to get a £25 card. And, of course, the most expensive card – £50 – features Mario on it. The new cards, which aren’t available for purchase just yet, can be used on Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi. Which design appeals to you most?
Amazon has posted what it presumably the final box-art for the forthcoming Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a port of the original Wii game which was developed by the acclaimed Retro Studios. This new version of the game sports 3D visuals and is developed by Monster Games who are the developers behind Pilot Wings Resort. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is due to be released May 24th in North America.
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Amazon France has recently put up a listing for Dragon Quest X on Wii U. The massively multiplayer online role-playing game is due to be released in Japan on Saturday, March 30th. Developer Square Enix has yet to announce a Western release for the game, but I’m sure it would be more than welcome. Hopefully other online retailers will follow suit.
Popular online retailer Amazon has now listed Deus Ex Human Revolution Director’s Cut for the Wii U. The game was rumoured to be coming to Wii U after Square Enix resubmitted Deus Ex: Human Revolution for classification with the Australian Classification Board. The publisher is due to announce a Wii U game at PAX East which takes place from March 22nd to March 24th. All signs point to Deus Ex Human Revolution Director’s Cut. Here’s the description:
- Ultimate Deus Ex: Human Revolution experience : take advantage of a multitude of improvements, features and additional content that bring this already critically acclaimed adventure to whole new levels
- Tap into the Wii U’s GamePad true potential: Adam Jensen’s newest augmentation, the Neural Hub, offers an immersive and empowering experience, right at the tips of your fingers
- Absolute fusion of action and role-play: A unique combination of action-packed close-quarter takedowns and intense shooting, offering a vast array of augmentations and upgrades for the many weapons at your disposal
- Multi-solution structure: Choose how to accomplish each mission using combat, hacking, stealth or social mode to create a customized experience to suit any gaming style
- Diverse customization: Engage in combat and challenges utilizing deep, specialized character augmentations and weapon upgrades
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Amazon UK has followed other online retail outlets in cutting the pricing of Nintendo’s home console, Wii U. Amazon UK is now offering the 8GB Wii U Basic Pack for £199.99 and the 32GB Wii U Premium Pack with Nintendo Land for £250. Amazon UK is also offering very low trade in prices for both units. It will buy a Wii U Premium for just £68.50 and the Wii U Basic for £55.